Hamilton Business Alliance (HBA) strives to increase prosperity in our community by facilitating the growth of existing businesses as well as fostering new ones.

As an alliance we collectively represent the interests of each one of our member business

By sharing resources, identifying and implementing cooperative opportunities and establishing a strong referral network, we aim to create a cohesive identity for merchants and business owners.

Hamilton Business Alliance
PO Box 7
Hamilton, NY 13346


The HBA meets the first Wednesday of every month at 21 Utica Street at 8 a.m.


The Hamilton Business Alliance (HBA) was formed by local merchants and business owners to create a unified organization to continue the positive development and growth of the Greater Hamilton area while increasing their bottom line.

When your business becomes a member of the HBA it acknowledges the importance of unity, positive involvement and a sense of community pride.

Benefits include:

  • Cooperative advertising opportunities
  • FREE attendance to business related workshops, seminars and networking events sponsored by the HBA, including quarterly “Business After Hours”
  • Partners with Colgate University, Hamilton Rotary, Partnership for Community Development, and village governments to optimize community growth and prosperity
  • Colgate & community events schedule to take advantage of increased foot traffic
  • Website Listing onĀ ThisIsHamiltonNY.com
  • Membership fee is a business tax deduction
  • Enhanced website listing on thisishamiltonny.com: add up to six color photos and a detailed description of your business to attract new customers and post events sponsored at your business on the website calendar page to increase foot traffic
  • Join other local businesses to form a strong, unified organization that has the collective strength to accomplish goals important to the HBA and greater Hamilton area.

Join HBA today!


Register Online

Complete the Membership Application online and pay online.


Register Online & Pay by Check

Complete the Membership Application online and pay by check.


Register in Person

Download, print, and complete the Membership Application and pay by check.

Board of Directors

  • President
    • Debra Forstenzer
      • Edition.eyes
  • Secretary
    • Lindsay LaRuffa
      • Curtis Lumber
  • Treasurer
    • Sue Palmer
      • Curtis Lumber
  • Members-At-Large
    • Dan Foust
      • FOJO Coffee
    • Jennifer Marotto Lutter
      • Executive Director, PCD
    • Travis Oliveri
      • Director, Hamilton Public Library
    • Simon Solomon
      • Executive Director, Friends of Roger
    • Shirl Truett
      • Innkeeper
    • Elizabeth Webb
      • Owner, Mansion on the Green